Director of Development & Head of Environment & Energy
Richard Howard joined Policy Exchange in 2014 as Head of the Environment & Energy Unit. He has since produced a number of influential reports on topics including: energy policy and regulation, new energy technologies, fuel poverty, waste management, air quality, and industrial strategy. Richard has more than 10 years’ experience in energy and environmental policy, economics, and government affairs. His last role was as Chief Economist at The Crown Estate, and prior to that he worked as an economic consultant. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy from Cardiff University, where he has been a visiting lecturer since 2009.
Related Posts & Publications
by Richard Howard | Feb 4, 2015Earlier today we published a blog setting out 4 ways in which government can reduce the cost of supporting renewables projects under the new Contract for Difference (CfD) mechanism. In this second blog we unpick some of the assumptions made by DECC to assess the cost...
by Richard Howard | Jan 9, 2015As temperatures fall outside, turning the radiator up at home is a must. But for some, heating their home to a comfortable level is a luxury they cannot afford – sometimes by a significant margin. Policy Exchange’s new report presents a character profile of the...
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